BRS Welcomes Three New Partners

BRS Welcomes Three New Partners


Blumenthal Richter & Sumet is delighted to announce the admission of three new partners to the firm, effective 1st January 2017.

Mr. Suriya Nachin, who joins BRS to head up the firm’s Dispute Resolution & Litigation department, has been advising on complex banking and litigation matters in Thailand and the UK for nearly 20 years.

Mr. Ruengrit Pooprasert, whose jurisdiction experience spans over 15 years and includes Australia, Thailand and the US, joins as corporate & commercial practice partner and advises on international business transactions, cross-border M&A, foreign direct investment, employment law, and competition law.

Mr. Stefan Riedl specializes in business and contract law and has over 10 years’ experience advising European entrepreneurs and owner-managed businesses entering and transacting in the Thai market.

Senior Partner Andreas Richter said: “The addition of the new partners strengthens the firm’s resources and capabilities, especially in the corporate, banking and complex litigation areas, and consolidates its position as a provider of innovative solutions to complex business and legal matters not just in Thailand but also the wider ASEAN region.

BRS continues its expansion with the new additions, which brings its total number of partners to nine and its total number of fee earners to 44.

The announcement follows a period of wider international recognition and sustained growth for the firm, and further enhances its standing as one of Thailand’s leading providers of legal and business solutions.

Further information about our new partners is provided below.


Mr Suriya Nachin

Mr. Suriya Nachin

Head of Dispute Resolution & Litigation

Suriya advises on international business transactions, corporate and commercial law, banking and finance law, litigation, and business rehabilitation. He has been involved in a number of major mergers and acquisitions, litigation and business rehabilitation proceedings, as well as debt restructurings under the Central Bankruptcy Court in Thailand.

Suriya has a wealth of experience in advising corporate employers on labour matters and disputes, and has represented clients on a wide range of major litigation and arbitration claims and defenses, including several leading insurance companies in their claim recovery against foreign re-insurers arising from the catastrophic floods of 2011 and Red Shirt political protests … Read on


Mr Ruengrit Pooprasert

Mr. Ruengrit Pooprasert

Corporate & Commercial Practice Group

Ruengrit has facilitated transactions throughout the ASEAN region for over 15 years, representing both Thai and foreign companies seeking to expand operations and create cost-effective and efficient corporate structures and enforceable agreements in its different legal jurisdictions.

Ruengrit has worked on a number of acquisitions and disposals of equity in Thailand, and has extensive experience of implementing corporate reorganizations / restructurings and advising on labour and industrial relations matters. His transaction experience extends to the energy and resources sector, where he recently advised the Petroleum Authority of Thailand (PTT) on its privatization and initial public offering.

Ruengrit was appointed by Thailand’s Senate to the Sub-committee on Air Transport to advise on its transportation contracts, and has served on the Sub-committee of the Investigation & Adjudication Bureau of the Office of the Election Commission and as an expert on the National Legislative Assembly’s Consumer Protection Committee … Read on


Mr Stefan Riedl

Mr. Stefan Riedl

Corporate & Commercial Practice Group

Stefan undertakes a wide range of corporate and commercial work, with a particular focus on matters that relate to foreign direct investment. He has extensive experience in commercial negotiations, and is regularly called upon to advise the firm’s international clients on how best to secure and protect their business interests and investments.

Stefan has wide-ranging expertise in managing his client’s business affairs and has long-standing experience of how to achieve successful outcomes and minimize risk. He is noted for his ability to draft and negotiate robust commercial agreements that favour his clients’ long-term business interests … Read on


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